How does the new iCloud Drive functionality in QB Mac 2019 work?

OK, so QB Mac 2019 says it has new functionality that allows use of iCloud drive to access the same file from multiple computers. When I look at the support page, they to use iCloud drive to move the file between the two computers. Well that's not exactly new - I was always able to move the whole file. How is this new functionality different from previous versions and how is it helpful if I actually want to use it from two computers without having to exit the application in between?

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The short answer is you can have your QB company file in an iCloud shared location and it will be safe to access it on two machines. You don't have to move the file manually.  Its safe to use it on two machines, albeit at different times, without having to worry about file corruption. 

If you do use it on two machines simultaneously a conflict will be detected and you'll have to accept only one machine's changes.  So you can't corrupt it that way either but it isn't really made for that - use the QuickBooks Mac Multiuser server for that.  This is meant for the "I use QuickBooks at work and at home" case. 


iCloud updates files on its own time which means you want to let iCloud finish synching before you shut down either machine.

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